Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1580730 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Since: Mar 14

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#1149926 Jun 12, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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You are an un-American retard. No doubt.
There's nothing more un-American than a wishy-washy president.

After months of diplomatic pressure, the Obama administration failed to secure a Status of Forces Agreement that would have given the remaining US troops presence legal immunity.

President Obama has consistently claimed in this campaign that he “ended the war in Iraq.” But this couldn’t be further from the truth: his administration tried desperately to keep thousands of US troops there, perhaps indefinitely. Only when this effort failed, did Obama fall back on the Bush administration’s agreement to pull all troops out in 2011.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/...

He just likes taking credit for things. Whether true or not.
TPRTY

United States

#1149927 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You're right on cue teabagger; it's like playing the piano. You'll defend the white supremacist cop killers by bringing up Chicago gun violence.
Here's a clue dummy; it's all horrible, all of it. Ban all assault weapons, no one needs one
Liberal logic -- pointing out gun violence in Chicago is ¨defending¨ the cop killings.

LOL...are all of you this stupid?

BTW, how many of the Chicago shootings were committed by people using ¨assault weapons?¨
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1149928 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yes, the Iraqi parliament voted; they wanted the Americans out. Now, they're crying for us to solve the problems, let them do it themselves, the US has given them the equipment.
I think the end solution will probably be for the UN to go in and divide the country.
Did you notice that Assad won re election in a landslide in Syria?
the United Nations is an impotent joke....just like Obama.....

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1149929 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I love Elizabeth Warren and wish she'd run for President herself.
G-d Bless you Lily, I wish she would too.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1149930 Jun 12, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> The status does indeed say the organization's major focus cannot be politics.
So you're telling me that the Tea Party's major focus is not political?
How can a civic organization on issues not be involved with politics?

We've held public seminars on political issues such as Obamacare. I don't think a group can actively campaign for a particular candidate.

Some groups saw the fix was in early and changed their names to something like Right Principles and such.

Being that the groups began receiving their tax status after the IRS exposure says a lot.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1149931 Jun 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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While Obama is fond of taking credit for ending the war in Iraq, in fact, the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) under which all U.S. combat troops were withdrawn at the end of 2011 was signed in 2008 under the Bush administration. Obama was critical of the SOFA and publicly stated that the troops should be withdrawn sooner..
Obama sought a new agreement with Iraq where 15,000 to 20,000 combat troops would remain beyond the deadline at the end of 2011; but “Obama insisted that it could only happen if Maliki requested it”, wrote investigative historian and journalist Gareth Porter, since the White House “was worried about losing support from the Democratic Party’s anti-war base as Congressional mid-term elections approached”.
The National Journal similarly observed: President Obama’s speech formally declaring that the last 43,000 U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year was designed to mask an unpleasant truth: The troops aren’t being withdrawn because the U.S. wants them out. They’re leaving because the Iraqi government refused to let them stay.
http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2012/10/2...
Al-Maliki is where he is now only because of our sacrifices in putting him there. Any amount of pressure would have been enough to persuade him of this fact I believe.
But as you can see, this was another political move by this president to appease his liberal base.
We don't wait for Maliki to "request" our presence there to protect those "we" died for.
If Baghdad falls into the hands of the enemy, Al-Maliki will be the first to regret Obama's decision to wait for an invitation. Not enough to justify the loss of American lives and treasure.
Ironically, Obama's political tactics sometimes backfire. The Iraqis who also wanted us out are now regretting it as well.
We look like the good guys again. We always were. That wasn't part of Obama's agenda.
"We don't wait for AlMaliki to request our presence to protect those we died for", are you totally loca? Do you understand what you are even saying?

Carol advocates for the US to reinvade Iraq!! Incredible, absolutely incredible.
TPRTY

United States

#1149932 Jun 12, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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absolutely....a real Socialist, not a plutocrat like Hillary.....
A walking, talking definition of the word hypocrite.

“Paying Professor Warren”-- WSJ --(Oct. 12, 2012, p. A12)

Warren attacked Sen. Brown for voting against the umpteenth Senate bill to expand student-loan subsidies. To which, Brown responded that Warren herself is “one of the driving forces behind the high costs of education” in that “she makes $350,000 to teach one course” and received a no-interest loan from Harvard.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1149933 Jun 12, 2014
TPRTY wrote:
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Liberal logic -- pointing out gun violence in Chicago is ¨defending¨ the cop killings.
LOL...are all of you this stupid?
BTW, how many of the Chicago shootings were committed by people using ¨assault weapons?¨
You all play the same game; all the time. It's classic. We get it; if you're white, killing is alright. No one really gives a damn about how many black gangbanging drug dealers are killing each other.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1149934 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yes, the Iraqi parliament voted; they wanted the Americans out. Now, they're crying for us to solve the problems, let them do it themselves, the US has given them the equipment.
I think the end solution will probably be for the UN to go in and divide the country.
Did you notice that Assad won re election in a landslide in Syria?
Yes, I did notice. Who said Assad must go?

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1149935 Jun 12, 2014
Homer wrote:
Rightwingers trying to rewrite history as usual. Losers.
You leftwingers denying history and replacing it with revisionist history.
NOT THE SAME. but the same as blurring the truth.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1149936 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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gfy Galt; you know nothing
Those like you understand nothing.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1149937 Jun 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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Our well-trained and well-equipped military is having a hard enough time fighting off al Qaeda.
It takes more than finding one's "balls" to push back this tidal wave.
But Obama didn't want to put up a fuss to make sure the Iraqis weren't left to their own defenses. He allowed Al-Maliki to call all the shots - his usual submissive pattern.
It wasn't his right war. Everyone becomes pawns in his power game. No one is spared when it comes to the legacy in his own mind.
As soon as the enemy declares victory in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, they'll be coming for us again.
Gibberish!

Refresh our memories doll__precisely where is our well trained well equipped military "fighting off" Al Qaeda?

And while your at it try to explain just how the US would go about invading Iraq?

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1149938 Jun 12, 2014
Go poop on a cop car somewhere.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1149939 Jun 12, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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Yes, I did notice. Who said Assad must go?
McCain and Graham for two. Did you see McCain making the case for war on the Senate floor today?

ROFLMAO.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1149940 Jun 12, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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Hey peddle here.
By June 2008, details of the negotiations were starting to leak out. The Independent, a British paper, reported that the Bush White House was insisting on retaining the use of more than 50 military bases in Iraq, controlling Iraqi airspace and maintaining a free hand to carry out military activities without consulting the Baghdad government.

Soon, the big news was that the American demands were infuriating Iraqi lawmakers, some of whom even threatened to kick out U.S. troops entirely.

"It was Barack Obama's proposal that the Iraqis adopted as theirs,"The Iraqis wanted the Barack deal, not the Bush deal."

When both sides announced a resolution in August, Bush had acceded to the Iraqis' major demands.

Most glaringly, it was a defeat for Bush to consent to precisely the kind of timetable that, when Obama and other Democrats had called for one, he repeatedly and contemptuously dismissed as schedule for surrender.

"I believe setting a deadline for withdrawal would demoralize the Iraqi people, would encourage killers across the broader Middle East and [would] send a signal that America will not keep its commitments," he had said in May 2007. "Setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failure -- and that would be irresponsible."


The agreement made clear that there would be no lasting presence -- something that can be seen playing itself out now, as the U.S. military turns over to the Iraqis dozens of outsized military bases that cost U.S. taxpayers over $2 billion to build.

Back in 2008, Bush got one concession: As USA Today reported at the time, he literally bought some time. "Iraq initially wanted all combat troops out by the end of 2009, but agreed to push the date to 2011, after the U.S. agreed to protect Iraqi funds in U.S. banks from being seized by creditors," the story said.

In the end, the agreement called for a U.S. withdrawal that would be not quite as fast as Obama's 16-month schedule called for -- but its interim goal of ending combat operations in Iraqi cities by the summer of 2009 was faster than any commitment Obama had made.

Candidate Obama welcomed the news: "They are working on a plan that looks, lo and behold, like the plan that I've been advocating. I will encourage the administration to move forward with it," he said at the time.

The deal wasn't completely finalized until a few weeks after Obama won the presidency on November 4, with the Iraqis using his victory to pressure the Bush administration to make even more, last-minute concessions.

Three days after the agreement was signed, Reuters reported, the White House was still refusing to make its text public, even though it had already been published in full in an Iraqi newspaper.
McClatchy Newspapers reported that senior military officials were privately criticizing Bush "for giving Iraq more control over U.S. military operations for the next three years than the U.S. had ever contemplated" and for giving in to Iraqi demands "to avoid leaving the decisions to his successor, Barack Obama."





Three years later, the Obama administration also underestimated the depth of Iraqi hostility to the U.S. presence in the country. Right up until Obama's announcement last week, some administration officials were still expressing near certainty that the Iraqi government would request several thousand trainers to remain past the December 31 deadline.

But negotiations ultimately broke down over the issue of legal immunity for any remaining troops, which was an imperative for the Pentagon and a deal-breaker for the Iraqis, who after nearly nine years of U.S. military presence wanted no more infringements on their sovereignty.

As a result, Obama had no choice but to make the announcement he did on October 21. "As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end," he said.

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1149941 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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No one really gives a damn about how many black gangbanging drug dealers are killing each other.
the more, the better......
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1149942 Jun 12, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Gibberish!
Refresh our memories doll__precisely where is our well trained well equipped military "fighting off" Al Qaeda?
And while your at it try to explain just how the US would go about invading Iraq?
the US military has boot on the ground looking for Moochelle's "girls" somewhere in Africa....

how about bombing the shit out of Al Qaeda, just as we did against Gaddafi in Libya...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1149943 Jun 12, 2014
2010:

Vice President Biden: Iraq “Could Be One of the Great Achievements of This Administration”

ROTFLMAO!!!!

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/02/...

Now that Obama has been asleep at the switch, it's Bush's fault...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1149944 Jun 12, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> The status does indeed say the organization's major focus cannot be politics.
So you're telling me that the Tea Party's major focus is not political?
Afternoon', clueless.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1149945 Jun 12, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>McCain and Graham for two. Did you see McCain making the case for war on the Senate floor today?
ROFLMAO.
McCain! LOL

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